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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 360 v3 Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition
Hitman 3 308% 332%
Cyberpunk 2077 214% 232%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 187% 204%
FIFA 21 58% 68%
Grand Theft Auto VI 342% 368%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 178% 194%
Resident Evil 8 214% 232%
Genshin Impact 214% 232%
Far Cry 6 354% 381%
The Medium 292% 315%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 360 v3 are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition.

The R7 360 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the R7 360. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 1.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the R7 360. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The R7 360 has a 325 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5850, but the HD 5850 has 16 more Render Output Units than the R7 360. As a result, the HD 5850 exhibits a 6.4 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the R7 360. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The R7 360 was released over three years more recently than the HD 5850, and so the R7 360 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 5850 when running the latest games.

The R7 360 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 5850, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 5850 has 16 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the R7 360, which means that the memory performance of the HD 5850 is slightly better than the R7 360.

The Radeon R7 360 v3 has 768 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition has 1440. However, the actual shader performance of the R7 360 is 685 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5850 is 522. The R7 360 having 163 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the HD 5850 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The R7 360 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5850. This means that the R7 360 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5850.

The Radeon R7 360 v3 requires 100 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition requires 151 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the R7 360 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5850. The HD 5850 requires 51 Watts more than the R7 360 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD 5850 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the R7 360.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1050 MHzvs725 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.1 Tobago PROTerascale 2 Cypress PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date18 Jun 2015vs30 Sep 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.8
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7.4
1920x1080
6
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5.8
2560x1440
4.3
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3.9
3840x2160
2.5
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1750 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth112GB/secvs128GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1440
Actual Shader Performance33%vs25%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units48vs72
Texture Rate50.4 GTexel/svs52.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate16.8 GPixel/svs23.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power100 Wattsvs151 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 33 Ampsvs500 Watts & 37 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4370 3.8GHzvsIntel Core i7-860 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon R7 360 v3 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.

Architecture
Radeon R7 360 Equips a GPU Codenamed Tobago PRO which is a Second Gen GCN GPU and can be considered a rename of the Bonaire PRO previously used on Radeon R7 260.
Tobago PRO has 12 Compute Units activated and thus offers 768 Shader Processing Units, 48 TMUs and 16 ROPs.

GPU
The Central Unit is clocked at 1050MHz.

Memory: Speed
The GPU is equipped with fast GDDR5 and Accesses the Frame Buffer through a 128-bit Memory Interface. The Memory Clock Operates at 1750Hz.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU can fill up a Memory Pool of up to 2GB. This would be useful were the Graphics Card suited for 1080p Gaming, which is not the case. Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 100W, it requires at least a 500W PSU with one available 6-pin connector.

Performance
Radeon R7 360 v3 is the Fastest of all Radeon R7 360 Variants and Delivers Performance Almost Similar to Radeon HD 7790.

System Suggestions
Radeon R7 360 v3 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Middle-Class Processor and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
Overview
Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's High-End RRadeon HD 5850, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock and the Frame Buffer Remain the same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System is now the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design, which is 12? cooler compared to reference cooling.

Performance
Without any overclocking out of the box, Radeon HD 5850 MSI Twin Frozr II 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 5850.
Recommended CPU
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